Centrale 100 Competition, Croydon Heritage Festival

Centrale 100 Competition, Croydon Heritage Festival

  • Date :
    23 June 2015

The Croydon Partnership, the joint venture between Westfield and Hammerson, is encouraging Croydon’s young entrepreneurs by offering four school teams the opportunity to convert their business ideas into reality.

The Centrale 100 Enterprise competition, part of the Croydon Heritage Festival, is providing each of the four selected teams with £100 seed funding, mentoring by the Croydon Partnership and the chance to showcase their products from a pop up stall at the Centrale Shopping Centre in Croydon on Saturday 27th June 2015.

The four successful teams, all from Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College, will be at Centrale for one day only and the team that makes the most profit will be presented with a trophy and Centrale gift vouchers.

The enterprising stall-holders are:

  • Beauty Bar, The Cosmetic Gurus - inspired by four make-up enthusiasts, the stall will sell premier make-up ranges but at discounted prices and the make-up gurus will be on hand to offer expert advice.
  • Tee-riffic – the team will be selling unique, hand printed t-shirts that capture the latest trend of quirky motif designs and quotes. The team will be targeting young people with their range. They see a gap in the market for their designs with a style of t-shirts not readily available on the high street.
  • Global Bites – embracing the multicultural borough in which they live, the team behind the culinary offer will be creating cakes and cupcakes that reflect and promote diversity.
  • A.M Handcrafters – the budding jewellery designers will be showcasing handmade jewellery and one-off pieces. A unique handcrafted range from Kenya will also be available with a percentage of proceeds going to the Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College’s partner school in Kenya.

 

Steve Yewman, Development Director at Westfield commented:

“We have been so impressed with the enthusiasm and the enterprising ideas we received from the young people of Croydon. Each presented a strong case that demonstrated their product idea, their target audience and how they would deliver and market their range. The four selected teams each offer something innovative and we wish them the best of luck with their enterprises.”

Carolyn Kenney, Project Director Retail Development for Hammerson, added:

“The Centrale 100 Enterprise competition is a great initiative, inspiring entrepreneurial spirit amongst Croydon’s next generation. Each team has worked very hard and we would like to encourage the local community to show their support and visit the stalls at Centrale Shopping Centre on 27th June.”

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